A collage of various word relating to fonts and typing (font, Serif, Verdana, Size, Text, Arial, Characters, etc.)

I hadn’t worked with them for that long, but it was clear they were not happy. The faces said it all. We’d been going around and around with our savvy, and expensive external branding team on fonts for several weeks. This is a conversation worth having as fonts say a great deal about a message and a brand. Yet, I know the designers wanted us to go with something more unique, and perhaps edgier. Ultimately, we disappointed them with our choice; Verdana. I can almost hear every other designer reading this thinking, ‘Verdana?!? That boring, spaced-out, digital font born of…


A person in a wheelchair using a crosswalk on a busy city street.

Did you know that July was Disability Pride Month? Did you know that the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) is 31 years old? Don’t feel bad if you were unaware, most people are sadly unaware of both. Yet, I imagine, both the legislation and a month focusing on awareness and celebration of people with disabilities shapes our lives.

Disability Pride Month

A favorite columnist of mine, Andrew Pulrang, who writes for Forbes, has a particularly succinct post about Disability Pride Month as an opportunity if done well, for the disabilities community to celebrate its diversity and accomplishments. I encourage you to check it…


When I was young, making my way in the world at my very first job, I asked one of the old heads (he was probably younger than I am now!) how anyone got anything done in business before email. He took my question seriously, looked at me, and said, “We had time to think before we responded.” I loved that answer then, and I love that answer more each day as the expectations around immediate response times keep getting faster and faster. It wasn’t pining for the ‘good ol’ days’ and it wasn’t condescending. It was the reality. …


Why all owners need to care

A group of people walking on a road that is painted rainbow colors
Photo by Greg Rosenke on Unsplash

George W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act into law in 1990. At that time, the letters ‘WWW’ were not yet born and the web as we know it was still decades away from the ubiquitous engine of our economy that it is today. Back then, the most critical improvements for individuals with disabilities were developed in physical places and spaces. …


Three red rocks stacked on top of one another in a desert enviroment.
Photo by Artem Kniaz on Unsplash

At Tamman, we are unabashed philosophers. While some might think this strange for a technology firm, we think it’s perfectly natural. The role of philosophy throughout the ages has been to question and to seek. If technology and automation lull us into a false sense of security, it is the role of questioning and embracing innate curiosity that excites us. Precisely because of this, we seek out clients, partners, and team members who are excited to explore the ‘why’ with us. This philosophical approach grounds us and provides added meaning to our work. Why? It’s because the greatest philosophers have…

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